Forth, dry fitting.
No matter whether you’re cutting wood or floor tile, it’s always best to do a dry fit before attempting to secure anything in place. It’s much easier to fix a dry fit than it is to fix something that’s been nailed or glued in place.
- Remove the paper off the back of the first full size tile. Holding it almost upright against the back wall slide it to the side wall before carefully lowering into place. Rub over the whole tile to make sure it’s secure.
- Before removing the paper from the cut tile, lay it paper side down in its place. If it doesn’t quite fit, re-cut it and do this step until it fits snug.
- Once the tile fits, remove the paper backing. As with the first tile, hold it almost upright against the front of the first tile already in place, sliding it toward the side wall, then carefully lower in place, rubbing to secure it.
Before you continue, be sure to dry fit the rest as you’ll more than likely need to cut two sides of the last two tiles against the other side wall. Continue to the next page for clues on how to measure around pipes and other obstructions.
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